Movie- Racing in the Rain

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  1. Falcon

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    I saw a promotional photo for a new movie - Racing on the Rain. I appears to have a Ferrari 328 in the background. The car is partially obscured by the cast. Has anyone seen this movie? Is it worth seeing and is there a 328 in it?
  2. sltillim

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    Spencer Tillim
    I've seen the previews. It is definitely a feel good movie around racing. It is not a racing movie. No knowledge on the 328 but there was a beautiful vintage Testarossa in the preview.
  3. 308steve

    308steve Karting

    Sep 5, 2010
    Racing in the no Nascar content?
  4. Jeffg11

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    Jeff Grabowski
    I saw a private reveal last night. The movie is a good adaptation of the book. I’ll avoid spoilers, but the plot has a more child friendly theme which doesn’t ruin the story.

    Overall I think it was well done.

    No 328 in the movie, but based on the last 1/3rd I’d say the factory was involved.

    I’ll probably watch it again.

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  5. Falcon

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  6. Dal308

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    Great little book. I will be interesting to see how they translated it to a movie.
  7. thorn

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    As a general rule, I avoid movies with talking animals.
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  8. Rosey

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    Mark R
    Looks 308 to me.
  9. Casino Square

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    A nice movie, quite sad....great dog. Very curious to know Ferrari's reason for supporting as they obviously have done. Worth seeing (bring a box of Kleenex!).
  10. Lawrence Coppari

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    Great book and somewhat of a tear jerker. Wonderful dog.
  11. ClydeM

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    Here's the Web site with preview.

    See it? Ferrari's. 'nuff said.
  12. Martin308GTB

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    Martin N.
    When I read the headling I thought -or hoped- there's a film adaption of this great book:

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    But then I saw the trailer and now I am disappointed. But at least Kevin Costner is involved. Seems, that after so many years he felt the desire to play in another cheesy movie (after Message in a Bottle)

    Best from Germany
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  13. syata

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  14. ClydeM

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    But who drives a 308 with the antenna slightly up? That's asking for trouble and replacements are tough to find.
  15. oelboxer

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    Matt Wright
    My antenna is stuck in the "slightly up" position. I feel like it provides enough drag to save me from a speeding ticket.
  16. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

    Dr Tommy Cosgrove Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I have had two people call me to tell me to go see it.
  17. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

    Dr Tommy Cosgrove Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Actually CALL me. Not text, not emai. A call.

    They obviously both know just how much I love Ferrari
  18. jferazzi

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    Sep 12, 2009
    If you see it, please let us know if it’s worth seeing from a Ferrari content perspective (could care less about the sappy love story between a man and his dog).
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  19. 635CSI

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    I would have paid to see that, but sadly not, more of a canine cheesefest.
  20. Saabguy

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    So I'm a dog guy, if there is a tear jerker moment with the dog , no matter the rest of the movie, I'm not going. Marley and Me, I Am Legend, I can't take it.
  21. energy88

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    For those of you thinking of taking you children to this, you may want do do some research first. There are two (2) threads with a link to a third in the Ferrari General section. One commenter mentioned that the plot involves someone falsely accused of a sex crime. I haven't seen the movie, so I can't confirm. Maybe someone else can chime in. Just saying in case there might be unsuitable content present you don't want your kids exposed to.
  22. Federal man

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    Mark Higinbotham
    My wife and I both read the book when it first came out several years ago and really enjoyed it. We just watched the movie and happy to say there was nothing inappropriate in this movie. I would describe it as more of a story about the life of a struggling race car driver than about racing itself. To us it was refreshing to see a story well told rather than the typical CG comic book faire that seems so prevalent today.

    Regarding Ferraris in the movie, I can offer some behind the scenes info. Being responsible for booking dates at our local track for our road racing events, I was speaking with the owner and general manager of Pacific Raceways here in Seattle. They shared that the closing scenes featuring the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa were shot over 2 days using a car with a Ferrari V-12 engine and chassis but a reproduction fiberglass body. So a little Hollywood movie magic instead of the real thing. Good Date Night movie!
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  23. Papa G

    Papa G Formula 3

    Dec 29, 2003
    Good movie, but no 308/328 in the movie. There is the Testarossa + others.

    Mo sex crime accusations in the movie, more A&B.
  24. jim rosenthal

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    Sep 10, 2006
    Very well done, but not as good as the book. Then again, some of the descriptions and plot elements in the book are pretty difficult to take. Certainly worth a sawbuck for two old retired folks to see it.
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  25. chas-3

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    Read the book. It is a great story, and racing is pretty much in the background.

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